Japanese artist Yoshihiko Satoh takes mass-produced goods and alters or multiplies them to “unleash the energy residing in their function and shape”. Or, simply speaking, he multiples them by awesome. His guitar sculptures above are by far his most impressive works, however he’s also experimented with exaggerated length in irons, toy trucks, and even functional mopeds. His latest work is on exhibit at Roentgenwerke AG in Tokyo through August 27. (via lustik and wonderful opportunity)
Graphic designer Nick Sayers has mastered the art of geodesic sphere making, using materials ranging from bicycle wheels to tape measurers. These are some of my favorites including a light made with 270 poker playing cards, one from 120 British rail tickets, and another constructed with 60 slotted plastic Coke bottles. All of his spheres are made without glue or adhesive relying solely on strategically placed cuts in the materials to hold everything together. (via make)
I’m excited to announce that Colossal has partnered with the 2012 Sketchbook Project, run by the fine folks at the NY-based Art House Co-op. The Sketchbook Project is a library of over 10,000 artists’ journals that travels to galleries around the world making stops in the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK. Participants sign up online to receive a sketchbook and are given several months to fill in the pages before sending it back to New York where it’s cataloged in the Brooklyn Art Library’s collection and scanned for online viewing.
Wanna play? We’re offering five readers the opportunity to participate for free. Just tweet @arthouse with an answer to the question: If your sketchbook was a band, what would its name be? and tag it with #SketchbookBand. Winners will be notified via Twitter, profiled online, and sent a Sketchbook Project entry package in the mail. Awesome!
An ingenious clock made of books on a shelf, the numbers printed on the spines while the clock itself is embedded in the central book. This will be immediately added to the Colossal headquarters project list. I’m not sure who to credit for the clock itself, but the photo was taken at a client’s home by Shokoofeh Z.Dezfuli. (via razorbladesalvations)
Update: Turns out this is something you can buy, but it has terrible reviews. Seems like more fun as a DIY project anyway. Thanks, everyone.
A great image by Manchester-based photographer Rosie Hardy who has a killer photostream.
A clever self-initiated project by UK design student Tim Sumner, who designed this unique packaging around the myth of the moon being made from cheese. I can imagine a thousand ways this could have been poorly executed, and this solution is surprisingly beautiful. (via lovely package)
Paper artist Anja Markiewicz folds these impossibly small origami pieces using sheets of paper smaller than an inch in width. Many more examples here.